Washington Report

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New Lead Risk Reduction Credit

The EPA that the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Pilot Credit program has announced a newly available “Lead Risk Reduction Pilot Credit.”  Its intent is to reduce adverse health impacts and environmental pollution in buildings through the implementation of improved maintenance and lead-safe work practices, and to provide staff with the necessary information they need to promote lead-safe practices.  It specifically focuses on lead paint in dust, soil, and water.  In order to qualify for the credit, building owners must perform lead hazard screenings and drinking water tests, and use certified renovation firms; it also requires the use of certified lead-free plumbing products.  It is available to U.S. and international applicants. 

 The announcements about the pilot credit and the applications can be found here:  

Building Design and Construction Category (BD+C) 

Operations and Maintenance (O+M) Projects

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